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Windows 7: What happened to XP's My Recent Documents?

03 Jan 2013   #1

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
What happened to XP's My Recent Documents?

Hi, in XP when I clicked File/Open within an application a windows explorer window opened with a "My Recent Documents" button in the left pane as shown below:

I can't find this button or link in Windows 7...am I missing something? Thanks

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03 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Antares,

It's still there, but called Recent Places now.
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If you like, you can even customize the places bar in them to have what you want instead.

Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar

Hope this helps.


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03 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Its located in favorites called recent places

Attached a screen shot.

Just beat me Brink.


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03 Jan 2013   #4

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Brink and parman, it takes a little while to adapt to 7 after working with XP for 11 years
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03 Jan 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. Glad we could help.
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